Gerald W Clark

Gerald W Clark

Gerald W Clark

October 24, 1926~February 26, 2018

Clark, Gerald W. (Jerry), passed away February 26, 2018 at the age of 91. Gerald and Doris Card Clark were married March 19,1949 in the Hurlburt Memorial Church in Chautauqua, New York after he served in the US Army in WWII in Guam, Saipan and Iwo Jima.

Gerald (Jerry) was the current Commander of American Legion Post 173, Holiday, Florida and previously served seven other terms as Commander. He held various committees throughout the years including serving on the Veteran's Affairs National Committee for ten years. Before moving to Florida in 1973, Gerald served as Commander of the VFW Post 8647, Mayville, New York and was a charter member. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and a carpenter by trade.

Gerald (Jerry) is survived by his wife, Doris, of Holiday, Florida; son, Philip (Marianne) Clark of Washinton, Massachusetts; granddaughter, Rev. Linnea Clark of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; daughter, Marlene (Jerry) Ungerleider of Holiday, Florida; two grandsons, Eric Clark and Corey Ungerleider along with three great grandchildren, Tyler, Ashley and Kayla Clark. He is also survived by a second daughter, Virginia (Timothy) Leason of Chandler, Arizona; three grandsons, Adam, Joseph and Ryan Leason; and four great grandchildren, Blake, Autumn, Adaline and Skylar Leason; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. and Naomi Clark; and younger brother, Paul Clark.

Visitation to be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 1 to 3 PM with Military Services at 3PM at Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jerry Clark to Paws for Patriots, Southeastern Guide Dogs for Veterans, Attn: Caellan Curtis, 4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221


Ray Perez (Friend)

February 26, 2018, 12:00 am

My deepest condolences to the family and their thanks to a life long commitment to the 16th District and the Florida American Legion.


Liz Close (American Legion Auxiliary)

February 26, 2018, 12:00 am

I'm sorry to hear of the loss to this great family. He will be remembered always.

steve haggett,donna fay (freinds)

February 27, 2018, 12:00 am

thoughts and prayers.Gerald was a GOOD man and a dedicated Legionaire. He will be Greatly MISSED.

Ben Droweinga Jr ( American legion member )

February 28, 2018, 12:00 am

With deepest regrets please except our sincere regrets of your loss. Jerry will be in Our thoughts and prayers. Ben Droweinga Jr Past Department Historian and Kathy O’Brien

Lisa Hoyland (American Legion Auxilary)

March 4, 2018, 12:00 am

My sincere condolence to the Clark family. Your in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I was thinking about Mr. Clark's years of service and dedication and thought about the song, Go Rest High on the Mountain son your work on earth is done. That it is however may his memories and work of the American Legion family and programs never be forgotten. Rest in Peace and Thank you Sir for your many years of service.

Amanda Charlton -Roark

October 12, 2022, 3:15 am

My deepest Condolences Doris. Wish I had known so I could have been able to show my respects. I Hope all is going well with you and all your family. Rest in peace Jerry Fly high and please watch over your family.
Amanda Charlton -Roark

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